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for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> bp releases its first report about the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. it says others must bear responsibility. and anti-islamist groups in nigeria freeze at 700 prisoners. the death of democracy. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- despite worldwide outrage, the american church planning to burn the koran is not backing down. and how the way and mandan says reveals more than meets the eye. -- and how the way a man dances reveals more than meets the eye. hello to you. bp has given its own account of what caused it april's catastrophic oil spill in the gulf of mexico. eleven workers died when the deepwater horizon oil rig exploded. bp faces hundreds of lawsuits and compensation claims. its report today says no single factor caused the disaster. it accepts that some responsibility, but it points the finger of blame to several other companies. it speaks of a complex series of mechanical failures, as well as human errors and fault in engin
companies that led to the accident. b.p. began its investigation immediately after the explosion and released the results today in a 200-page report. stephanie dhue has more. >> reporter: today's report says the problem started with a bad cement job that caused dangerous gases to leak into the well undetected. crew members misread tests and thought the well was under control, and didn't act until it was too late. the blowout preventer, which should have sealed the well, failed. b.p. took responsibility for its decisions on the rig, but also blamed halliburton for the cement job and rig operator transocean, which maintained the blowout preventer. transocean called b.p.'s report a "self-serving attempt to conceal... b.p.'s fatally flawed well design." b.p. says the well design is sound and consistent with other wells in the area. halliburton says it completed the well under b.p.'s specifications. it also says it's confident its contract with b.p. protects it from lawsuits. the 50-person b.p. investigation team found no proof the company cut corners, but they suggested that b.p. loo
. bp points fingers in its own assessment of what went wrong in the gulf. [ female announcer ] your hands are only as clean as the towel used to dry them. so why use the same hand towel over and over instead of a clean, fresh one every time? kleenex® brand hand towels. a clean, fresh towel every time. oh, see, this is the back to school list. the cost always makes mom freak. mommy. mom. hey, mom. good times. mom, the back to school list is here. looks expensive. graphing calculator, flash drive, pencils, p-- that was easy. good times. [ male announcer ] get back to school and back to savings on everything on your list at staples. >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's another look at today's weather. there continues to be flooding concerns from tropical depression hermine and a severe weather threat returns to the plains today. the east and west coast looking good today but the southeast muggy and humid. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. there's new fire danger in colorado as crews continue to battle a wildfire that's destroyed at least 135 homes near boulder. >
." >> right now, as we go on the air, bye-bye publishes the results of its own investigations -- bp publishes the results of its own investigation. will it accept responsibility or play the blame game? >> history shows in most cases it is all to do with how procedures are implemented. welcome to "gmt." i'm george alagiah. also in the program -- football down under. she lay's trapped miners watch the national team -- chile's trapped miners. and moves on the dance floor -- what women look for. it is early morning in washington, 7:00 p.m. in hong kong and midday in london, headquarters of the oil giant bp. it is releasing the results of its own investigation of the explosion of the gulf of mexico rig that killed 11 workers and led to america's worst ever oil spill. one thing is clear -- it will not be the last word on the matter. >> originally some feared bp's reporting might exonerate the company entirely. in fact, the report admits some blame does attached to bp. it will give the inquiry reasonable credibility on both sides of the atlantic. one area of focus is the communication between the co
to burn copies of the koran. i'm katie couric. also tonight, it's oil spread through the gulf. now b.p. is spreading the blame in a report on what caused the disaster. the grizzlies of yellowstone. they may be cute, but they're also hungry and dangerous. ♪ goes to show you never can tell... ♪ >> couric: what are women looking for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage if church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s.'m be sis around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops.
is to blame, bp and its contractors accused each other over the oil disaster. this american pastor says he still intends to plan copies of the koran despite worldwide condemnation. quote and welcome to -- quote -- >> welcome to "bbc world news." some mexican drug cartels are carrying out as in -- carrying out insurgencies. mexico insists institutions are strong enough to resist the cartels. mexican marines have arrested seven. >> in a remote farmhouse last month, an act of pure savagery. 72 people bound and shot. when the killers fled, they left and armory worthy of a small army. mexican troops attacked a stronghold of the gang responsible. four men were arrested. government forces have arrested three more. >> a navy patrol has arrested three people accused of organized crime. several people arrested are part of the operational structure of this gang. they carried out the murder of a 72 migrants. >> it was the latest in a series of recent massacres. in may, 55 bodies were found in an abandoned mine south of mexico city. in july, 54 bodies were discovered in a rubbish dump. has declarediden
and it led to the biggest oil spill in u.s. history. today b.p. put out a report on what went wrong. mark strassmann tells us it's 200 pages and contains a lot of finger pointing. >> reporter: for this deadly disaster, b.p.'s internal review largely says "don't blame us, blame them." hallhalliburton and transocean,o of its subcontractors on the doomed by what b.p. called a complex and interlinked series of failures. on its web site today, b.p. said halliburton botched sealing the well. >> halliburton did not conduct comprehensive lab tests. >> reporter: in b.p.'s version of events, halliburton's bad cement job allowed natural gas to seep into the well which eventually blew out right through the center of its pipe. but other analysts suspect the well's outer casing chosen by b.p. despite knowing it was cheaper and riskier. b.p.'s report also faults transocean, the rig's owner, for misreading a pressure test that showed the well was volatile. but b.p. concedes its own representative on board also agreed to go ahead anyway. and once the well's crisis began, b.p. blames transocean for routein
. >> they blame game in the oil spill in the gulf of mexico, bp has released a report saying with a feel is responsible. that is causing controversy. scott thuman joins us with more. >> bp faces hundreds of lawsuits and it will do its best to explain and share blame for this disaster. this report is 193 pages and alleges a series of mistakes. it was a drilling project 43 days behind schedule. bp admits that gap may have contributed to the disaster but does not mean it is taking the blame. bp pointed its finger at transocean and halliburton. in this video bp describes the panic that ensued when the well blew. they quickly try to divert the mud. combustible gases began spreading and alarms sound all across the rate. one minute later pressure reaches a critical level. >> there was a roaring noise. >> then an explosion. >> the investigation to move forward for the families. >> bp lays most of the blame on a bad cement job and misinterpreted pressure readings. this is not bp's mea culpa. bp is happy to slice the blame as long as they get the smallest piece. transocean said this is a self- ser
including bp's. later on, and look at the tea party is from kate zernike who has a new book "boiling mad." and our next guest who thinks the democrats are set for a generational run of power. two views of the long term in politics. all ahead on "washington journal." >> saul olinsky is considered the father of modern community organizing. >> he defies all of the types of what the rabble rouser is supposed to be. >> he spent 10 years working for alinsky and writes about his experiences in "radical." sunday night on c-span's q&a. >> the bottom line is we need our border security and we cannot afford all of the illegal immigration. >> it has hurt us, hertz arizona's economy and we see the stories every day. >> with a midterm elections about 50 days a rate -- away, follow campaign 2010 online in the c-span video library. it is easy to follow the candidates and issues anytime, all free, when your computer. book tv in prime time. tonight, in depth with author, advocate, an animal scientist who will talk about her life. she did not speak until she was about four years old and was diagnosed as a
. >>> when we return this morning, another look at this morning's top stories. >>> damage control. bp points fingers in its own assessment of what went wrong in the gulf. [ female announcer ] your hands are only as clean as the towel used to dry them. so why use the same hand towel over and over instead of a clean, fresh one every time? kleenex® brand hand towels. a clean, fresh towel every time. >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's another look at today's weather. flooding concerns from hermine and a severe weather threat returns to the northern plains today. the east and west coast looking good today but the southeast muggy and humid. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. there's new fire danger in colorado as crews continue to battle a wildfire that's destroyed at least 135 homes near boulder. and the florida preacher who plans to burn korans on saturday to make the ninth an verse of 9/11 attacks says he will not back down. >>> bp has issued a report about the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. 11 workers died when the deepwater horizon rig died in april that led to th
.m. in tokyo. i'm catherine kobayashi. >>> energy giant bp has concluded that the catastrophic gulf oil spill was caused by a linked series of mechanical and human failures involving multiple companies. its report has immediately been met by a backlash. the investigation was conducted by a team of bp and outside experts, and disclosed on wednesday. the report blames eight interlinked findings for the incident or accident including the poor quality of cement used to contain hydrocarbons at the sea bottom and the rig crew's delay in noticing irregular ates. outgoing bp representative tony hayward says a series of events led to the tragedy. he insisted transocean and others are responsible. transocean immediately issued a comment calling the report a self-serve attempt to conceal the real cause of the explosion that started the disaster. it said bp had made a series of cost-saving decisions that increased the risk of an accident. the accident in april in the gulf of mexico left 11 dead and started a huge oil spill that lasted over three months. >>> u.s. president barack obama has announced an ad
to stephen mufson of the washington post about a b.p. internal report, which blames the largest offshore oil spill in history on a series of human and mechanical failures. >> lehrer: and, global post reporter solana pyne looks at dhaka, bangladesh-- the fastest growing of the world's mega- cities and one of the poorest. >> i think if you simply project the present into the future, then we are headed no good place. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: this is the engine that connects zero emission technologies to breathing a little easier, while taking 4.6 million truckloads off the road every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the president accused the repub
, the bp spill has shown a kind of model for how the right interest get brought to the table to really focus on what we need to know and that is coast guard, industry, university scientists, agency scientists have been driven together by this tragedy. out of that, has come a fairly useful model for how we need to move forward. the natural resource damage assessment and -- i know you'll be talking about this tomorrow -- it is an example of how those interests pressed together actually produce time results in a reasonable timeframe. but baseline data, not available, at least not current data, and that's important for two reasons. one is so that the decisions about oil and gas activities in the arctic goes better and if there is an accident, we have a basis for evaluating the damage. >> capt., you said the public expects the federal government to play a leading role in the film response. that has been borne out with the events in the gulf. what is going to take, how long is it going to take for you to feel comfortable while saying that in alaska, the federal government could play a leadin
and collapse of the well. bp also accepts some of the responsibility. but it faults other companies as well. it says there was no single acor inaction that caused the disaster. some critics stay report is self-serving. we'll have more on all that coming up in our next half-hour. the search continues for the man who sexually assaulted a woman at a bus stop in fairfax county. that alleged attack happened about 4:30 this morning near la vista drive and franconia road in the franconia area. earlier today, the police went door to door looking for clues in the case. they also wanted to warn residents the suspect is still on the loose. >> we do believe at this point the attack was random. a woman standing at the bus stop wagting for the bus. and apparently someone approached her from behind and began to assault her. >> the man who was out jogging saw the woman and called police. the woman is being treated at a hospital. >>> the parents of the 9-year-old fairfax county girl who died while riding a bicycle last week are speaking out for the first time. they told news4 they do not hold any ill will t
after the explosion that started the worst oil spill in u.s. history, bp is releasing internal findings into what went wrong. the company takes some responsibility also passes blame around. >> 143 days after the explosion that killed 11 and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico, bp is spreading the blame. >> these involved a number of companies, including bp. >> in its almost 200-page report, the safety officer outlined results of the internal investigation, finding no single factor but a series of failures, from cement by halliburton that did not stop gas and liquids from flowing out the casing, to misinterpretation of keep pressure tests by bp and rig owner transocean. even the rig's own workers are criticized for their conduct during the emergency. the incoming ceo, bob dudley, reiterates that the explosion was a shared responsibility among many entities. "ansocean's insert called it self-serving report." the government will come to its own conclusions as the fbi begins to inspect the blowout preventer recently raised from the sea floor, a key evidence in the jus
there with richard ilczyszyn of lind-waldock. now that bp spread around the blame for the gulf of mexico oil spill, investors will be looking to hear rebuttals from transocean and halliburton, two companies tied to the disaster. transocean owned the drilling rig called deepwater horizon, halliburton was in charge of cementing the well. and bp was operating the lease for the macondo well. bp's internal investigation report said "...decisions made by multiple companies and work teams contributed to the accident..." which arose from a series of mechanical failures, human judgements, and engineering design... bp cited weaknesses in cement design, testing, quality assurance and risk assessment which fell under halliburton's authority. in response to the negative pressure test, the report says the transocean rig crew along with bp well site leaders reached the incorrect view that the test was successful. and that the transocean rig crew did not recognize the influx of hydrocarbons and did not act to control the well until hydrocarbons had passed through the blow out preventer and into the riser. and the
. coming up, he'll tell us what stocks he's buying. >> susie: b.p. today released its own findings about what went wrong on the deepwater horizon rig. the oil giant takes some responsibility for the deadly disaster, but says it was a chain of events involving multiple companies that led to the accident. b.p. began its investigation immediately after the explosion and released the results today in a 200-page report. stephanie dhue has more. >> reporter: today's report says the problem started with a bad cement job that caused dangerous gases to leak into the well undetected. crew members misread tests and thought the well was under control, and didn't act until it was too late. the blowout preventer, which should have sealed the well, failed. b.p. took responsibility for its decisions on the rig, but also blamed halliburton for the cement job and rig operator transocean, which maintained the blowout preventer. transocean called b.p.'s report a "self-serving attempt to conceal... b.p.'s fatally flawed well design." b.p. says the well design is sound and consistent with other wells in the a
still ahead on this friday. coming up, bp may have stopped the oil, but they haven't stopped trying to weasel their way out of paying. wait until you hear their latest ultimatum. >> we have done everything that we could possibly do -- >> she's speechless. so are we. we're going to o break down jan brewer's monumental brain freeze ten the republicans calling out a tea party candidate. so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables? yeah, maybe not. v8 v-fusion juice gives them a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. v8. what's your number? stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid, specially formulated to fight morning pain and fatigue. ♪ so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes
to gain ground in a wildfire battle and we're staying on top of this developing story next. >>> bp releasing its internal investigation on what the oil giant said went wrong in the gulf of mexico. i'm chris gutierrez in new orleans, more on that story coming up. >>> look at this. that is the bottom of the potomac river. it's something that you couldn't see not too long ago. i'm beth parker and i will tell you what scientists say is making the difference. >>> and that sure is a great sign, beth. you know what? we're talking about big heat here again today into the mid- 90s and would you believe parts of this year could drop into the 50s tonight. cooler air is coming and you know what? tropical storm igor has formed. we have to talk about that and when the next chance of raits t >>> we'll see you then. keep it here, fox 5 news at 5 is getting started. d  >> the countdown continues, four days until the red skins meet the coy-- cowboys. will hainesworth take the field and what is mcnabb's status. >> reporter: we will start with the quarterback. who, thanks
in neighborhoods along old san francisco road. >>> bp released its own investigative report. a look at what the company said was its fault while it also laze blame on others. just ahead on kron 4 news. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. >>> a series of tornadoes touchdown in the dallas texas area. one slammed a big rig into a warehouse. the remanence of tropical storm hermine led to 100 high water rescues in texas and oklahoma. two people are dead. the massive wild fire near boulder colorado is 10% contained tonight. four people are missing, 135 homes destroyed and 3,000 people evacuated. the cause still unknown. day 36 for the tr
available in more than 1 million homes. provided by cable as a public service. >> after bp c e zero tony hayward testified before the british energy committee. safetyward defended bp's record. the committee is examining the safety of deep water drilling all of the u.k. coast. this is 1.5 hours. >> this is a program to at the net across our worldwide drilling operations. we would expect some of these to be widely adopted. this is -- i emphatically do not believe this is the case. the need to mitigate risk associated with offshore drilling is an industry issue and one i believe we all need to address. it is tempting to call for drilling bans. i think that is wrong given the world's demand for oil and gas. prior to this accident, the industry drilled for more than 20 years in deep water without a major accident. we should take a rational approach to this. we need to make sure the lessons are fully implemented across the world. there are for strategic actions this committee should consider in the u.k. confirm things are working as we intended. enhanced testing protocols on blowout preventer,
of those chosen to chart its path. >> what do you want to see from people? >> for bp to say we're going to manifest our commitment by relocating our fortune 500 company into the city of new orleans. >> what you've seen i think in new e orleans is steady progres but we've still got a long way to go. >>> in the space of just the last five years, new orleans has gone from a city known as the place where we all came to have a good time to a place known instead for enduring and overcoming hardship. katrina was about a lot of things. a big storm, a big engineering failure, race and class and politics and money, and more. it left us all with lessons to learn and hopefully not repeat, and it left us all with a stake in this place. ♪ oh, when the saints go marching♪ ♪ >> it's an american city unlike any other. >> this part of the country had an entirely different colonial history. has different language forms, has different food, has different architecture. >> founded by france, briefly owned by spain, and once the capital of the slave tde, the bustling port city of new orleans has flouris
in a year and new stories could start to stock their shelves by next september. >>> bp has released its report on what it believes has led to the deadly explosion. bp has taken responsibility about it said that no single company or worker is to blame. j jay zbra in lienew orleans. >> reporter: they've been dispersioning recovery funds. now it fathers company is spreading the blame for the deepwater horizon tragedy. >> there was no single acor inaction that caused the accident. >> reporter: an internal investigation released today cites eight key failures that led to the explosion and collapse of the well. most of those, according to that report, the responsibility of the rig operator, trans ocean, or halliburton. the company that cemented the well. the bp analysis continues to defend the well design and use of fewer centralizers, six instead of the seven recommend. plus replacing the heavy drilling mud with water. all moves congressional leaders have labeled as cost saving measures that led to the disaster. a written response from transocean touches on those factors and call the bp inve
of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. >> it's off the wall. >> andal season. >> don't you love it? >> love it. love it. >> tomorrow night is the redskins and the cowboys, you can believe it? i can believe it but can't wait for it. >> are you ready? >> i am ready. >> let me ask you the first question. >> all right. >> is the dallas cowboys, washington red skins the best ri
in the gulf with the bp disaster playing out. we also learn some new information about how much bp has spent on commercials. remember earlier this summer we heard the $50 million figure? it is way higher than that. we'll tell you. you never will guess how much they've spent since the spill on self promotion. >>> next tonight, the congresswoman at the center of the scholarship scandal, democrat from dallas said she didn't know about the rules against giving donated money to her grandkids and grandnephews and the children of one of her staffers. we're keeping them honest tonight. we talked to her earlier. >> i know you want -- i can't help you. all i can do is tell you the truth. >> i think you've done enough in terms of making a scandal. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blo
for >>> another ilestone is reached in the gulf koefl as bp raises a failed piece of equipment from a mile under the preventer is a key piece of evidence in helping investigators what led to the deep-water explosiin. it took 30 hours to haul it. bp targeted by insurgents. gunman >>> a new tamp honoring mother teresa is unveiled in >>>>$1 million prooram to put civilian police officers on the streets to do routine see theseeinvestigations throogh or turn them over to another invvstigator? are civilians going to be sticking around? >>reporter: civilian cops shouldn't work ertain cases, but wwth the right training could help and save taxpayers >> these arr folkk who haven't bben through the police academy. that is incredibly expensive. when you aad that together, this is half the cost. these tough budget -ptimes, it's worth looking at this. reporter: wwile overall crime is doww in san francisco this year, officers have had to respond to more than 3,000 burg aars. the chief is opeful that number will droo and other crimes will be resolvvd faster once civillan officerssare on the case
have another surprise brewing? >>> lurking below. two-inch-thick passes of oil possibly from the bp spill are found on the seabed in the gulf. >>> and a clean sweep. rafael nadal cements his place >>> and a clean sweep. rafael nadal cements his place in the record books. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, good to see you. i'm terrell brown. betty nguyen is on assignment this morning. the 2010 primary season draws to a close today. seven states and the district of columbia are holding primary elections. republicans are trying to put in candidates who can ride voter discontent to big gains come november. but there's also defiance within the gop. party leaders are keeping a close eye on today's senate race in delaware. tara mergener is in washington this morning with more. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, this primary is definitely causing some anxiety. party officials fear a tea party win will complicate efforts to take back the senate. the tea party has its sights set on delaware. >> not celebrating yet. encouraged and hopeful, bu
as a form of legal residence. that's how he got his driver's license. >>> in a matter of hours, bp will release the first report on the explosion in the gulf. >> reporter: it was an explosion that triggered the worst oil spill in u.s. history. 11 rig workers killed in more than 4 barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico. now, 143 days later, bp is about to release findings of the internal investigation into what caused that explosion on the deepwater horizon oil rig. the british oil giant will put some of the blame on itself. including the misreading of pressure data that showed a blowout was imminent and failures to test for natural gas leaks from the well that led to the explosion. while the oil giant may take on some responsibility, the 200-page report is also expected to put blame on the owner of the rig, transocean. just what role they may have played hasn't been released. but bp has said the entire industry can learn from the disaster. >> i think the entire gulf of mexico energy will be altered by this incident. >> reporter: the release comes as the fbi begins to inspect the fa
ones can corrode and eventually rupture. four years ago, bp found coercion in its pipeline in alaska and it to shut it down for repares. here is ktvu's health and science editor john fowler from 2006. >> reporter: bp says it found 16 miles of pipeline so severely corroded it could take months to repair. >> only when we're absolutely satisfied that those lines are in good condition, will we bring those back into service. >> reporter: bp acknowledges that it hadn't clean out its aging pipes in at least 14 years, saying it didn't appea to be necessary. the industry standard is every few months. a bp leak and spill in alaska earlier this year sparked a criminal investigation. experts say corroded pipes should have been no surprise. >> they have known about that problem in all likelihood for a long period of time. >> reporter: uc berkeley civil engineer robert bee used to work for bp on pipeline coercion and showed us what industry experts know too well, how bacteria eat right through pipe. >> this is solid steel. >> reporter: and bacteria get into the pilot when drillers pump seawater
-fueled fire that destroyed dozens of homes in three detroit neighborhoods. the blame game. bp releases the results of an internal investigation into the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. >>> super fans turn out in force for lady c doubleeat, dtoda >>> president obama will travel to cleveland this afternoon to pitch another idea he feels will help fix the economy. he proposed $50 billion for transportation projects to create jobs. today, he is expected to talk about a new series of tax breaks. tracie potts has more. >> reporter: the president is expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy. he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks allowing small businesses to write off capital investments giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we are talking investments that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> reporter: all of it is paid for by ending tax breaks for big companies. republicans say it is the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want
>>> new this morning on msnbc saturday, it is almost over. bp's ruptured oil well could be sealed for good today. >>> morning mass. thousands of the faithful come out to see the pope during his historic visit to new york. we are live there. >>> failed drug test. lindsay lohan faces the possibility of going back to jail. >>> and distracted driver. see the guy catching up on reading while driving on the interstate with a bus packed with passengers. can you believe that? i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. bp says crews are now pumping cement to permanently seal the blownout well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. it spilled 256 million gallons of oil into the ocean killing 11 workers. kristen dahlgren is live in venice, louisiana, with a good saturday morning to you. when are the crews expected to be finished with the permanent seal so it is a done deal? >> reporter: hey, good morning, alex. well, it is likely based on the timeline we have been given, at this point they would be waiting for it to cure, but bp has said it does expect later today to make the announcement that
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